Sindhu shuttles to finals at Rio on Day 13
PV Sindhu was a force to reckon last evening. As a nation watched with bated breath, Sindhu demolished her opposition, Japanese Nazomi Okuhara and became a finalist for the Women’s Badminton event at Rio Olympics 2016.
Here’s a clip of her winning shot posted by a Twitter user.
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Today Sindhu will have to defeat Spanish badminton player Carolina Marin to clinch the gold medal. Tune in at 6:55 pm and watch history being created.
More medal hopes are springing abound. Meet Aditi Ashok, the 18-year old Indian Golfer who is moving into Round 3 today. Aditi will tee off at 7:15 pm India time.
Men’s 50km walk
Sandeep Kumar from India is participating in the event today.
Women’s 20km walk
Two Indian women are participating in this athletic event, Sapana and Khushbir Kaur.
Men’s freestyle 57 kg
After Narsingh Yadav’s 4-year ban, India’s wrestling medal hopes have gone for a toss. Present in today’s fight from India is Sandeep Tomar. He will be meeting France’s Zelimkhan Khadjiev in the arena today.
In other news:
- Usain Bolt created history by winning gold in the 100m and 200m events in 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Just look at that speed! His competitors are left in the dust as he breezes away to the finish line.
Meanwhile, we will catch you tomorrow to report Sindhu’s medal and more!